A ram described as “only a lamb” has taken out the Supreme champion Border Leicester ribbon, at this year’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
Judge Jason Barker, Timor Australian Whites, Parkes admitted it was a tough assignment separating the top sheep paraded before him because of their evenness of type.
Longtime supporter of the Shropshire breed, Marilyn Mangione exhibited the supreme for the breed at the Sheep and Wool Show.
Judge of the Dorset Downs, James Bond, Turpoint, Cornwall, UK, was very impressed with the quality of the sheep paraded before him.
A lifetime dedication to one of the oldest Brtitish breeds continued to be rewarded when Des and Marilyn Stevens, Hallylulya Ryeland stud, Heywood were complimented by judge James Bond, Cornwall, UK, for the trueness to type of their sheep.
When awarding the supreme breed exhibit to Greg Good, Bowen Suffolks, Millthorpe, NSW for his champion ram, judge Andrew Frick, Gypsum Hill Suffolk stud, Padthaway, SA, noted the outstanding qualities of the animal.
There was only a small contingent of English Leicesters paraded before judge David Jackson, Jackson Farming Border Leicester and Poll Dorsets, Moyston, Victoria, but that didn’t detract from the quality on display.
Mark Yates, Barwon Poll Dorsets, Yerong Creek, NSW had a very exacting day adjudicating on the strong line of Poll Dorsets paraded before him.
The 140th Sheep and Wool Show held in Bendigo highlighted the significant contribution the industry makes to Australia.
When assessing the exhibition of Southdown rams for the championship, judge Greg Skeggs, Tasman Peninsular, Tasmania noted the resurgence of the breed.